Shiites are Similar to Boko Haram – Govt Tells Amnesty International

[This Day] Abuja and Maiduguri -The federal government has formally declared the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) a security threat, saying it is not substantially different from the Boko Haram terrorist group that has killed about 100,000 peop…

[This Day] Abuja and Maiduguri -The federal government has formally declared the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) a security threat, saying it is not substantially different from the Boko Haram terrorist group that has killed about 100,000 people since 2009.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Abaji Gets New NYSC Lodge

[Daily Trust] The Chairman of Abaji Area Council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, on Thursday commissioned the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) lodge in the area.

[Daily Trust] The Chairman of Abaji Area Council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, on Thursday commissioned the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) lodge in the area.

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Queen Con – Bathabile Dlamini, the Face of the ANC’s Future

[Daily Maverick] Under ordinary circumstances, there would be no reason for us to mention Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and struggle giant Ahmed Kathrada in the same sentence. On Sunday, they both featured on the news agenda as Dlamini …

[Daily Maverick] Under ordinary circumstances, there would be no reason for us to mention Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and struggle giant Ahmed Kathrada in the same sentence. On Sunday, they both featured on the news agenda as Dlamini had a public meltdown over the social grants crisis and news broke that Kathrada was recovering from brain surgery. These two people epitomise the ANC of the past and the present. One stood at the side of South Africa's first president and the other has taken it upon herself

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Nigeria Army and Amnesty International’s Sabre Rattling

[Daily Trust] Abuja -In a wintry night somewhere in Edo State, a man and his wife were fast asleep in their home when their privacy was breached. An armed young man by name Thankgod Ebos, a member of the underworld, had come visiting uninvited, and his…

[Daily Trust] Abuja -In a wintry night somewhere in Edo State, a man and his wife were fast asleep in their home when their privacy was breached. An armed young man by name Thankgod Ebos, a member of the underworld, had come visiting uninvited, and his intention was anything but noble. After inducing so much fear in the innocent couple, Ebos succeeded in robbing them of their belongings. But he did not stop at that. The armed robber also callously raped the wife in the presence of her husband. Then he did something unthinkable

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Olusegun Obasanjo At 80 – African Icon, Global Treasure

[Daily Maverick] Olusegun Obasanjo, retired general and former president, turned 80 on Sunday. To commemorate the occasion, the presidential library bearing his name was opened in his home town the previous day, drawing current and former presidents fr…

[Daily Maverick] Olusegun Obasanjo, retired general and former president, turned 80 on Sunday. To commemorate the occasion, the presidential library bearing his name was opened in his home town the previous day, drawing current and former presidents from across Africa. There is much to celebrate in the great man's life, which spans the history of independent Africa. By GREG MILLS.

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3-Phase Plan to Take Over Grant Payments

[News24Wire] Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has a plan in place to take over the distribution of social grants to 17 million beneficiaries.

[News24Wire] Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has a plan in place to take over the distribution of social grants to 17 million beneficiaries.

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Simbine Makes National History, Runs Fastest 100m

[News24Wire] Akani Simbine made history on the track in Tshwane, Clarence Munyai smashed a long-standing national junior record and distance runner Melikhaya Frans broke new ground on the road in Uitenhage, on Saturday of records for South African athl…

[News24Wire] Akani Simbine made history on the track in Tshwane, Clarence Munyai smashed a long-standing national junior record and distance runner Melikhaya Frans broke new ground on the road in Uitenhage, on Saturday of records for South African athletics.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Wrong Coordinates’ Cause of Deadly Rann Bombing

[VOA] A senior Nigerian military official said the cause of the accidental bombing of a displaced persons camp in the country’s northeast in January was the result of incorrect coordinates.

[VOA] A senior Nigerian military official said the cause of the accidental bombing of a displaced persons camp in the country's northeast in January was the result of incorrect coordinates.

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